Saturday, June 14, 2008

Political prisoners

[from The Seattle Times's Politics & Government column]
"What's lost by embracing a tyrant who puts his people in prison because of their political beliefs?" Bush said in reference to Castro. "What's lost is it will send the wrong message. It will send a discouraging message to those who wonder whether America will continue to work for the freedom of prisoners."
So it's the fault of the Cubans that those poor 'political prisoners' are being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp?

DNS fail

I saw this host in a traceroute and had to be sure:
> server
Default server:

> set type=ptr
[snip] name =

> set type=a

Address: !=

It looks like Internet Solutions forgot some old reverse DNS records when updating things, and re-used the address for infrastructure.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


This is from a lengthy discussion about Roland Piquepaille and his huge number of accepted Slashdot posts. In a /. retrospective/homage, we present:
by Frosty Piss (770223) on Wednesday June 11, @04:42AM (#23744179)
I for one welcome our new Roland Overlord. May he pour hit grits down Natalie Portman's shorts, I'll take a Beowulf cluster of that! I'll bet in Soviet Russia they can't even get Roland. But one thing is for sure, he does run Linux. And all these stories of his on Slashdot almost certainly result in Profit!